"Dakar" expands borders

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"Dakar" expands borders
The fourth "Dakar" on the South American continent which will take place in January, 2012, will have a new route. It it has been declared at the meeting in Paris in the headquarters of the company ASO, the organizer of the race "Dakar". The loop, which has become traditional for previous years on the South American continent, will be replaced by a road from the Argentina resort town Mar del Plata on the shore of the Atlantic ocean to Lima, the capital of Peru. From January, 1 till January, 15th, 2012 the participants of the race will have to solve challenging sport and navigating problems, while overcoming mountains and deserts on the way of 9 000 kilometres. Those who will manage to finish the marathon from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean, will discover Peru, which becomes the third Spanish-speaking country of the Pan-American continent receiving the rally "Dakar". And now the team "KAMAZ-MASTER" is taking part in the Abu-Dhabi rally "The Dezert Challenge". The race starts tomorrow, on April, 1st , and will end on April, 7th. Sportsmen of four categories will struggle for the place on the podium: motorcycles, quadrocycles, cars and trucks. Kamaz racers will make three new crews, which will be led by young pilots. The crews are: Edward Nikolaev, Vyacheslav Mizjukaev, Vladimir Rybakov; Andrey Karginov, Andrey Mokeev, Dmitry Sotnikov; Ajrat Mardeev, Robert Amatych, Ilgizar Mardeev. No matter how young the pilots are, the blue armada as the Russian team with its permanent head Simeon Yakubov is called abroad, they intend to add the next title to their previous 10 victories in this well-known rally. We will remind, among the well-known successful Russian pilots of the team "KAMAZ-MASTER", there is the present President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnihanov. He has became the winner of the rally of "the Desert Challenge" for 6 times. The primary goal which our racers face this year, training of young members of the team. They have already took part in prestigious competitions. For example, Edward Nikolaev is the winner of the rally the Silk Way-2010 and the bronze prize-winner of the rally "Dakar-2011". According to Mohammed ben Sulajema, the president of the Automobile club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) and the vice-president of the International automobile federation FIA, the return of the team "KAMAZ-MASTER" to the race Abu-Dhabi Desert Challenge will give unforgettable sensations to spectators. Even one sight of these multiton trucks flying over the dunes, will never leave anybody indifferent, after all nothing can be compared to that! he noted. The sportsmen of the team KAMAZ-MASTER are the best in their business, and their participation in the race again underlines the level of our competitions and shows the role and place of the United Arab Emirates in world rally.

01.04.2011